Michael Lehmann, one of True Blood’s best directors has been signed to film the pilot for a new MTV show. MTV wanted to get a director who would best recreate that 1980’s tone, and since one of Michael’s best known films is the 1988 dark comedy, “Heathers” who else could possibly be chosen to direct the pilot. We interviewed Michael in 2010 and you can read that interview and learn more about him here.
Written by Garcia, who adapted his book, Finishing School For Boys centers on Cassie French, a 22-year-old overachiever who gets her dream job as a lawyer for a Hollywood studio but can’t find a guy ready for a real, mature relationship. After the latest disappointment, she locks a guy up in her basement in order to train him to become the perfect gentleman. Lehmann joins another feature director who helmed an MTV pilot, Doug Liman, director/executive producer of I Just Want My Pants Back, whose freshman season airs tonight at 11 PM. Finishing School For Boys is executive produced by Garcia and Ritter, star of ABC’s midseason comedy series Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23, which premieres next Wednesday. Lehmann has focused on episodic directing for the past few years, directing multiple episodes of HBO’s True Blood and Bored To Death and Showtime’s Dexter and Nurse Jackie.